>Free Old Testament Course at Yale

>Yale University is announcing that it will offer a free Old Testament course on line.

In a report by Reuters and published in The Washington Post on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, Yale University announced that it will be offering a series of lectures on the Old Testament for free on the Internet.  

The following is the report published in The Washington Post:

Yale University said on Wednesday it will offer digital videos of some courses on the Internet for free, along with transcripts in several languages, in an effort to make the elite private school more accessible.

While Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and others already offer course material online without charge, Yale is the first to focus on free video lectures, the New Haven, Connecticut-based school said.

The 18-month pilot project will provide videos, syllabi and transcripts for seven courses beginning in the 2007 academic year.  The courses cannot be counted toward a Yale degree, and educators say they are no substitute for actual teaching.

Among the courses being offered on the Internet, one is an “Introduction to the Old Testament,” and another is an “Introduction to Political Philosophy.”

This is good news.  People who love the Old Testament will be able to enrich their knowledge of the Old Testament by taking this course on line.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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